- Company: Arlington Parks and Recreation Department
- Position: Marketing and Enterprise Development Manager
- Location: Arlington, TX
- Website: Naturally Fun
- Twitter: @hegreness
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Ryan Hegreness, Marketing and Enterprise Development Manager, has a unique blend of experience in recreation, business, marketing, and website design. Ryan has a masters’ degree from Clemson University in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Previously he was an Assistant Director for a recreation department in Vermont, where he also started a website development business. He is frequently asked to speak at local and national conferences on the subject of parks and recreation marketing and customer service best practices.
Ryan moved to Arlington in 2012 to implement the reorganization of the marketing division for the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department. He oversees planning, partnerships, advertising, promotions, community engagement and the building of business relationships on behalf of the department. His goal for the marketing team is to be leaders in the parks and recreation field by being proactive, progressive, and purposeful in all their efforts.
Ryan’s favorite recreational activities include soccer, downhill skiing and water sports. When not at work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family exploring the many parks, playgrounds and trails that Arlington has to offer.